SAN DIEGO, Calif. — 2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Chris Doleman has been named to the baord of advisors of the United States Football League (USFL).
Doleman will serve on the business operations branch of the USFL’s advisory board, focusing on the league’s charitable efforts and community engagement, according to the league.
He graduated from William Penn High School in York.
Doleman was a member of the 2012 class of inductees elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame and was honored earlier this month at this year’s Hall of Fame week in Canton, Ohio.
The eight-time Pro Bowl selection joins Pro Football Hall of Famers Marshall Faulk and Fred Biletnikoff, three-time Pro Bowler Lincoln Kennedy, 12-year NFL quarterback Jeff Garcia on the board.
“Adding Chris to our board is another positive step for us,” USFL President and Chief Executive Officer Jaime Cuadra said in a statement. “With the roster of top-notch former NFL players and proven executives we have put together, we feel we have the right people in place to help us achieve our goal of getting this league off the ground.”
The USFL’s board of advisors will be responsible for guiding and advising USFL management on various areas of operations and, eventually, focus on identifying candidates and selecting the league’s commissioner.
Doleman played 15 seasons (1985-99) as a defensive end for the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers. He recorded 150 ½ sacks (fourth best all-time in NFL history), including a league-leading 21 sacks in 1989, and was named a first-team All Pro in 1989 and ’92.
Information provided by the USFL was used in this story.